Backend Engineer

Lisbon, Portugal

Who we are

blockbird is an innovative collective of like minded folks, based in sunny Lisbon, on a mission to democratize and spread blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. We believe impactful innovation happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship, corporations and academia. Together we hope to pioneer and pave the way for widespread blockchain and distributed ledgers adoption.

About the role

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer who is a self-starter and quick learner with interest in Ethereum and blockchain technologies.


  • Design and implement backend services following a serverless architecture
  • Writing reusable, testable and efficient code
  • Integrate with developed frontends
  • Collaborate with the internal teams
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture following the best practises
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development lifecycle
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
  • Review and debug code
  • Profile, Monitor and maintain services
  • Ensure software is up-to-date with latest technologies


  • Good JavaScript, TypeScript, Node coding skills
  • 2 years of backend engineering experience
  • Experience with serverless architecture is a strong plus
  • AWS experience is a strong plus, more precisely: DynamoDB, Lambda, API Gateway, EC2 and SQS/SNS
  • Fintech experience is a strong plus
  • Ethereum/Blockchain experience a strong plus
  • Previous experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, Redis, Postgres or DynamoDB)

Terms & Conditions

Start Date: September 2018

Employment: Full Time